Teaching Development at Leuphana

All concepts and approaches to university teaching are manifested in the actual course, the quality of which is reflected in student learning. The main responsibility for the design and development of challenging and high quality teaching therefore lies with the lecturers, who base their freedom of teaching on academic standards and didactic reflection. The latter takes place primarily in dialogue with students in order to develop teaching together. Quantitative and qualitative feedback and evaluation tools are systematically used to support this, both at course level and at higher levels (module, programme, university).

The increasing importance of external funding for the promotion of teaching development, but also the need to sharpen the university's profile in the area of teaching in conjunction with Leuphana's high quality standards for its study model, make continuous teaching development a central strategic task. Leuphana supports the strategic development of teaching with a teaching governance system that takes up and integrates both bottom-up and top-down impulses.

For some years now, incentives for teaching development have also been increasingly provided by external funding, in particular, since 2020, by the newly established Foundation for Innovation in Higher Education Teaching, which is a counterpart to the DFG in the area of research for the promotion of teaching development. Leuphana has been very successful in using calls for proposals to acquire external funding for innovative projects. Teaching development projects require intensive coordination and the involvement of various stakeholders and levels in order to ensure a fit with the objectives and framework conditions at module and programme level as well as with curricular and legal requirements. Similar to the Research Service for research projects, teaching related proposals at Leuphana are supported and coordinated by the Teaching Service.

Leuphana's specific study model stands for innovative teaching with high quality standards that go far beyond mere quality assurance in the sense of minimum standards. Teaching development is therefore central to Leuphana's self-image as an ongoing shared task, implemented with the participation of many stakeholders at various levels and in interlocking modules.

On this website you will find information on how to conduct or participate in teaching development.


On the following pages we present current and completed third-party funded projects for the development of teaching and study programmes at Leuphana.

Proposals & Applications

Information on current calls for proposals and professional support in applying for funding for teaching and curriculum development projects can be found on the proposals and applications website.